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Ballpark Figures

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Ballpark Figures game quiz
"Celebrities usually rake in the cash when alive, but here is the Forbes List of top ten dead money-spinners of 2010, and the ballpark figure of how much they earned."

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1. "The King" may have died decades ago, but his estate still rakes in the cash. Who is this iconic superstar of the mellow voice and wild hips?
    Jimmy Hendrix
    Elvis Presley
    Jim Morrison
    Johnny O'Keefe

2. Theodor Geisel, known for his rhyming scheme and iconic characters of Horton, the Grinch and a certain naughty cat, is most commonly known by which nom de plume?
    Dr Seuss
    George Eliot
    J. D. Robb
    Richard Bachman

3. George Steinbrenner may have passed away in July 2010, but he's still raking in the cash. Of which American baseball team was Steinbrenner a managing partner?
    Boston Red Sox
    Chicago Bulls
    New York Yankees
    Chicago White Sox

4. The estate of which quintessential scientist, famous for his Theory of Relativity, earned ten million dollars in 2010?
    Isaac Newton
    Pierre Curie
    Galileo Galilee
    Albert Einstein

5. This man certainly wasn't working for peanuts. Which cartoonist created the iconic and arguably most popular children's comic strip in history?
    Charles M. Schulz
    Bill Watterson
    Jim Davis
    Chi Young

6. Swedish writer Stieg Larsson died in 2004 and was the second best selling author in 2008, a feat he never got to experience. What was the name of his greatest works, which were published posthumously?
    The Millennium Trilogy
    The Lighthouse Trilogy
    The Millennium Bugs
    The Darkangel Trilogy

7. Thirty years after this singer's death, his catalogue of songs has been re-released, earning him a fortune in 2010. Which iconic singer-songwriter must be feeling "(Just Like) Starting Over"?
    Bill Haley
    George Harrison
    John Lennon
    Bob Marley

8. A highly successful trilogy of movies filmed in New Zealand spurred sales of half a million copies of books by which "father" of modern fantasy literature?
    C.S. Lewis
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Stephen King
    David Eddings

9. Which songwriter (1902 - 1979), whose catalogue of hits includes "My Funny Valentine" and "The Lady is a Tramp", earned slightly less than seven million dollars in 2010?
    Oscar Hammerstein
    Richard Rodgers
    Irving Berlin
    Joshua Logan

10. Which self-proclaimed "King of Pop" earned more money in the year following his unexpected 2009 death, than the pooled incomes of the four highest-earning pop stars of 2010?
    Jeff Healey
    Bo Diddley
    Michael Jackson
    Isaac Hayes

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